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Cardiology and Angiology: An International Journal, ISSN: 2347-520X,Vol.: 2, Issue.: 4 (October-December)

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Right Atrial Myxoma Complicated by Pulmonary Thromboembolism: A Case Report and Review of Literature


Reetu Kundu1*, Rajpal Singh Punia1, Sonam Arora1 and Harsh Mohan1

1Department of Pathology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32-A, Chandigarh-160030, India.

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(1) Francesco Pelliccia, Department of Heart and Great Vessels University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.


(1) Poobalan Naidoo, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

(2) Abdulsalam Y. Taha, School of Medicine, University of Sulaimania, Iraq.

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Primary cardiac tumors are rare with myxoma being the most common benign cardiac tumor. They are usually sporadic, affecting left atrium and frequently occur in women. They are known to cause valvular obstruction, thromboembolism and arrhythmias. We present a case of right atrial myxoma complicated by pulmonary embolism. The atrial myxoma was diagnosed on autopsy.

Keywords :

Myxoma; cardiac; atrial; embolism; pulmonary.

Full Article - PDF    Page 298-303

DOI : 10.9734/CA/2014/12242

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